The organising committee have obtained an exemption for the wearing of PFD's however this does not mean safety standards will be relaxed. The exemption comes with conditions. The exemption can be viewed at http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.
To answer some frequently asked questions.
Do I still need to bring a PFD to the championships?
Yes, as the Competition Committee may direct you to wear a PFD for the competition. Should there be such a direction you will need access to a PFD.
Will there be spare PFD's available?
No, it is strictly BYO PFD.
If I use Lake Wendouree for training before Friday, do I have to wear a PFD?
Yes, the exemption is only for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the championships between the times of 7:00am and 4:00pm. Outside of these tie you will need to wear a PFD.
Merchandise and Dinner Tickets
If you wish to secure your polo shirt or hoodie or both, or dinner tickets these are still available by contacting Connie Todaro on email Connie firstname.lastname@example.org Connie will advise method of payment.
Persons wishing to hire a kayak for the championships can contact Terry Poole on email email@example.com
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Central Highlands Water will be supplying water dispensing units at the championships.